Tag Archives: 1750-1799

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin was PoliticDoc and NOT InventorDoc

Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (French pronunciation: ​[ɡijɔtɛ̃]; 28 May 1738 – 26 March 1814) was a French physician, politician and freemason who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a device to carry out death penalties in France, as a less painful method of execution. While he did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was Antoine Louis. Continue reading Joseph-Ignace Guillotin

Ferdinand de Jean

Ferdinand de Jean was FluteDoc
(1731-1797)

Mozarts inspiration to compose for flute came around 1777 from Dutch surgeon Ferdinand De Jean, an amateur flute player. He commissioned Mozart to compose some concertos and quartets for the flute and agreed the princely sum of 200 florins. Neither side came out of the arrangement with any credit. Mozart, distracted by other compositions, procrastinated and did not completely fulfil the terms of the commission. Consequently De Jean gave Mozart only 96 florins instead of the full fee.  Continue reading Ferdinand de Jean

Franz Anton Mesmer

Franz Anton Mesmer was GlassharpDoc and AstronomyDoc

Mesmer

Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer (/ˈmɛzmər/;[1] German: [ˈmɛsmɐ]; May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism, sometimes later referred to as mesmerism. The theory attracted a wide following between about 1780 and 1850, and continued to have some influence until the end of the century.[2] In 1843 the Scottish physician James Braid proposed the term hypnosis for a technique derived from animal magnetism; today this is the usual meaning of mesmerism. Continue reading Franz Anton Mesmer

Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling

Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling was WriterDoc, TeacherDoc, TaylorDoc,
CommercialistDoc, ForesterDoc and much more…

Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling

 Johann Heinrich Jung, genannt Jung-Stilling, 1801 im Alter von 60 Jahren. Das Aquarell von Marquard Wocher (1760–1830) befindet sich im Kupferstichkabinett Basel.

Johann Heinrich Jung (genannt Jung-Stilling) (* 12. September 1740 in Grund im Siegerland; † 2. April 1817 in Karlsruhe) war ein deutscher Augenarzt, Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Schriftsteller. Continue reading Johann Heinrich Jung-Stilling